Tucson Quilters Guild
The 2013 Tucson Quilt Fiesta's Raffle Quilt 'Hot Salsa', was designed by Kathy Harris using a traditional New York Beauty paper pieced block. Members that wished to try their hand at making a block were given a bag with various wild colored scraps and urged to 'add to if necessary'. The result is a riot of color, truly earning the name 'Hot Salsa'. Award winning longarm quilter, Penny Allen of Grandma Cat's Machine Quilting added her flair to enhance the already eye popping design of this quilt.
Tucson's Quilt Fiesta!
January, 11-13, 2013
Tucson Convention Center
260 South Church Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
January 11, 12, & 13, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday
Three day ticket is $20 and only available on Friday.
Children under 14 are free.
The ticket drawing for the 82" x 92" quilt will be at the end of our show, on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
The proceeds from our Raffle Ticket sales fund National Speakers, workshops and programs that perpetuate the art of quilting in the Tucson area. We also generously donate quilts, pillowcases, pillows, teddy bears and Christmas Stockings to organizations in need.
For inquiries regarding this quilt, contact 2013 Raffle Quilt Chair Kathy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilters Guild of Southern Maryland, Inc.
"A Tisket, A Tasket" is the raffle quilt made by members of the Quilters Guild of Southern Maryland, Inc., P.O. Box 6294, Waldorf, MD 20603. www.theqgsm.org. The size is 83" X 100". It is an original design by a guild member and is machine quilted using an original design, also. The Raffle Date is December 19, 2012. Proceeds from the raffle support our community outreach projects such as the local food pantry, Angel's Watch shelter, cash awards for Quilts at the Charles County Fair and quilt demonstrations, workshops and programs that perpetuate the art of quilting.
The Textile Artists of Greater Yellowstone NQA Chapter has members from the Great Basin region of northwest Wyoming. Most of us are also members of the Paintbrush Piecers’ Quilt Guild, and together we sponsor the annual Yellowstone Quilt Fest in Cody. A feature of our quilt show is a Block Challenge. Last year’s theme was “Spirit of the West” and blocks from that challenge have been made into this year’s raffle quilt.
Fifteen ladies made unique blocks interpreting the “Spirit of the West” in their own way. These blocks were then assembled by Ann Jefferis into our gorgeous raffle quilt. Jeanne Knudsen did the quilting, and Helen Wichern provided the binding. Truly a group effort.
The raffle will take place on Saturday, September 15th, 2012, and the winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. To purchase tickets, please contact Linda H MacDonald at email@example.com.
The 2012 Block Challenge theme is “Wish You Were Here”, and is based on postcards. For more information see our website at www.yellowstonequiltfest.info
Goodtime Quilters Guild of Circleville, Ohio
The Goodtime Quilters Guild of Circleville, Ohio will be celebrating their 35th Anniversary this year. The 19th annual quilt show, “35 Years of Goodtimes”, will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E Mound St, Circleville, Ohio on August 30, 31 and September 1, 2012. Hours are 9-5 Thursday and Friday, and 9-4 Saturday.
The award winning raffle quilt “Scrappy Ohio Star” was pieced by the 135 member group. All members were encouraged to complete a square or appliqué for the quilt. Volunteers from among the membership hand quilted the queen size quilt. "Scrappy Ohio Star" took first place on Chapter Row in June at the 44th Annual NQA Quilt Show in Columbus Ohio. The raffle drawing will be held at 4pm on Saturday, September 1, 2012. The winner need not be present.
For more information about the Goodtime Quilters Show and raffle quilt check out the website at www.goodtimequilters.org.
Gems of the Prairie Quilters, NQA Chapter #486,
P.O. Box 9543, Peoria, Illinois 61612-9543
The 2012 Gems of the Prairie Raffle Quilt was truly a group effort, with 46 members lending their skills to this project. The quilt was designed by Dolores Smith and Sarah Maxwell owners of Homestead Hearth Quilt Shop in Mexico, MO. Their quilt was named “Points of Pride” and appeared on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting in August of 2010. They were very excited that their quilt was chosen for our raffle quilt and gave both their permission to use their pattern and best wishes for a very successful raffle. Our version of this fabulous quilt is named “Pride of the Prairie”. This star-studded bed size quilt measures 96” X 96” and was made using over 100 different red, cream, and blue fabrics; the batting is wool. Made of 64 large New York Beauty blocks arranged around a center, this quilt has a very dramatic look. Members of the Gems of the Prairie helped in the construction by paper-piecing the red and cream star points. Jackie O’Laughlin completed the blocks, pieced the top, and added the binding and label. Award winning long arm quilter, Sherrie Coppenbarger added her artistry in thread and made this quilt truly spectacular. The timeless beauty of this quilt will make an heirloom to pass down for generations to come.
For more information or to purchase tickets please contact:
Tickets are 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 each Drawing will be held December 5, 2012.
Village Squares Quilters, a guild based in lower Westchester County, New York, is holding their 12th quilt show, Quilt Celebration XII:
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, 2012
From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. both days.
WHERE: Greenville Elementary School,
Edgemont Union School District,
100 Glendale Road,
Scarsdale, New York.
Pictured is the raffle quilt made by members of the guild. This was a real community effort:
- 54 members helped with the piecing and / or with the appliqué
- 37 members diligently did the hand quilting; 485 hours of quilting accompanied by much chatter and laughter!
The drawing of the raffle winner will be held on Sunday afternoon just before the show closes (winner need not be present). The local charity chosen by the members to be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from the raffle is Westchester Coalition for Hungry and Homeless. Remaining proceeds from the raffle will be used to support the guild’s ongoing outreach programs, such as Cuddle Quilts, Bedford Babies, and Friendship Quilts.
Village Squares Quilters meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Purchase Friends Meeting, 4455 Purchase Street (near the corner of Lake St), Purchase NY from September through June. The meeting starts at 12:00 p.m. but members can arrive as early as 10:00 a.m. to share social time, sit and stitch, and lunch with other members. Programs include both expert lecturers and hands-on activities, as well as a "show and tell" of members' latest quilts. Please feel free to stop by if you are in the Westchester area on a meeting day!
Details of Quilt Celebration XII, the guild and its volunteer / outreach activities can be found on our website, www.villagesquaresquilters.com or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shenandoh Valley Quilters Guild Raffle Quilt.
Guild member, Connie Broy, designed the pattern for our raffle quilt, using quilting software. She started using a pattern called "a square within a square within a square" but her inspiration was to create a design representative of the Shenandoah Valley. Committee members wanted the material to be batiks and mainly in the pink and blue families. Members pieced squares and member Bonnie Spoon machine quilted it. Guild members brainstormed for the title and voted on, "Sunrise Over the Blue Ridge" (mountains within the Shenandoah Valley). Raffle tickets were sold at various businesses within the valley and the winner will be announced at the guild show this June. Some of the raffle money will go to the Shenandoah Literacy Agency.
The Twin Rivers Quilters Guild 2012 Opportunity Quilt is Batik Square in Square. It is a queen/king size and the winner will be drawn on October 27, 2012, at our quilt show in New Bern, NC, at the river front convention center. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00. Contact Naomi Durkee at email@example.com for info or tickets or mail $ to the Guild at PO Box 151, New Bern, NC 28563 (include a self addressed & stamped envelope please). Proceeds will be used for continuing education for members and for supplies for the over 200 charity quilts made each year by our members.
2012 West Alabama Quilters Guild Opportunity Quilt Name: Bloomin’ Beauties Designs copyright 2009 by Kim Schaefer from Flower Festival published by C&T Publishing Hand-appliqued flowers, machine quilted Size: 88 x 100 Drawing: December 8, 2012 Tickets: $ 1.00 each Contact : Charlotte Nix, firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds provide educational programming for members of the West Alabama Quilters Guild P.O. Box 020059 Tuscaloosa, AL 35402 www.waqg.com.
April 2012 Raffle Quilt
Faithful Circle Quilters of Columbia, MD will hold its “WOW: Whimsy, Opulence, and Wonder” quilt show April 26, 27, and 28, 2012. A tradition since 1976, the bi-annual event features over 200 quilts made by Guild members, many of whom are award-winning quilters. Also featured are vendors, a Silent Auction, Peddlers’ Lane, and more. The event will once again be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County at the intersection of MD Rt. 29 and 108. The show is open from 10 am to 8 pm Thursday and Friday, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. The church is handicap accessible. The drawing for the “Stars in Bloom” raffle quilt will be at 3 pm Saturday. Admission remains $6.00 for the entire weekend.
March 2012 Raffle Quilt
“Jewel of the Gulf”, the 2012 Venice Area Quilters Guild 2012 raffle quilt, is an adaptation of Judy Niemeyer’s Tropical Flowers Wall Hanging Pattern from her Pineapple Sensations Series. Judy gave us permission to use this paper pieced design. Using EQ a member enlarged the design to 94x94. Applique was taken off the border and a double border with a narrow inset was used to feature designer free-motion long arm quilting, by an award winning member of a neighboring guild.
Several members embarked on a month long search for the distinctive fabric for the centers of the stars. When it was found, ten guild members met in a retreat to begin the paper piecing. Approximately 20 members of the 350 member guild, collaborated on the raffle quilt. The borders feature dolphins, tropical flowers and motifs in variegated threads. The back of the quilt is also a visual treat.
The winner of this raffle quilt will be drawn on Sunday April 1, 2012 at the end of our 2012 show, Quilting by the Gulf XIV. The quilt show, which opens on Saturday March 31 at the Venice Community Center in Venice, FL, features over 200 quilts, a unique boutique with over 2500 items, vintage quilt turning, an auction of mini quilts benefiting our local Food Pantry, a merchant mall, and a tea room with proceeds for cancer research
For more information visit the Venice Area Quilters Guild website at http://www.vaqg.org
February 2012 Raffle Quilts
Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club, NQA Chapter #109, FL#5 is based out of Satellite Beach, Florida.
We have 300 members from Brevard County, Florida.
Timeless Treasures 2012 Quilt Show is a Bi-Ennial show, to be held March 9 and 10, 2012, at the Melbourne Auditorium in Melbourne, Florida.
The Opportunity Quilt named "Celestial Celebration measures 103" x 103". Pattern by Judy Niemeyer, paper pieced . It was made by members; Pam Hensel, Francine Jacobs, Loretta Leslie, Andrea Luliak, Marilyn Rutkowski, Pam Sawyer and Nancy Stewart. It was machine quilted by Sheryl Milner.
Proceeds of this Raffle Quilt will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Brevard County with designation to the Children in Transition Lunch Program. Winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the conclusion of the show, March 10, 2012 at 4:00PM
Photo provided by Marlyn Foell
More info, visit: www.seasidepiecemakers.com
The Cimarron Valley Quilters' Guild of Stillwater, Oklahoma, created this double wedding ring quilt in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. The quilt will be raffled off at our 25th Anniversary Celebration quilt show to be held April 21st & 22nd, 2012. For more info, please visit www.CVQG.org.
January 2012 Raffle Quilt
The 2012 DPQG queen-sized raffle quilt, “After the Storm,” was designed using the traditional “Storm at Sea” block. A committee of 5 of our 70 members collaborated on the design. The colors were arranged progressing from the “sunshine” at the top to the light blue and green “waters” to the purples and dark blues of the “depths”, showing how life in the Gulf survived the hurricane. Pre-cut paper piecing kits were offered to the membership, then the committee assembled the top. The borders feature hand appliqued sea horses and grasses with machine appliqued scallop shells on the corners. Another of our members free-motion stitched the sea life motifs using her long-arm machine.
The winner of this raffle quilt will be drawn at the end of the biennial quilt show, “A Gathering of Quilts,” which will be held at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, Florida, on February 24-25. On display will be 250 quilts, along with the traveling “Hoffman Challenge” and a “Featured Artist” display. There will also be 19 vendors, a large boutique featuring quilts and other useful items made by members, and a “Quilter’s Auction”.
For more information visit the Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild website at http://.DPQG.tripod.com.